HUANGSHAN Jeff Carter Kings Jersey , China, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- The five-day Chinese National Swimming Championships concluded here on Tuesday with no shining results but several hopeful rookies.
The tournament was more like a junior competition as China's top swimmers such as Sun Yang, Fu Yuanhui and Li Bingjie were all absent after competing at the World Championships and National Games in a row.
Wang Jianjiahe, 15, took her second title in Huangshan by winning the women's 800m freestyle final in 8:37.93 on Tuesday. She was also the winner of the 1,500m race.
"I'm too tired to swim smoothly today," said Wang of Liaoning Tyler Toffoli Kings Jersey , who took part in five individual events this time. "I still need to enrich my experience and to improve my strength of sprint."
Earlier this month, Wang beat teammate Li Bingjie in the 800m race at the short course World Cup in Doha, smashing the world junior record with a time of 8:15.35.
Wang Yichun made a splash at a even younger age as the 12-year-old girl from Shandong grabbed two gold medals of butterfly at the National Championships after learning swimming for six years.
She also took a silver in the 50m freestyle in 25.57 on Tuesday, 0.34 seconds behind the winner Wu Qingfeng from Zhejiang.
"I performed not bad. I can learn something from every competition," said Wang, who finished fourth in the 100m butterfly final at the National Games.
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Sun Jiajun of Hubei clinched the title of the men's 200m breaststroke in 2:12.09. The 17-year-old also won the 100m butterfly and took silvers in the 50m breaststroke and the 100m breaststroke.
Ji Xinjie, 20, won his fourth title in individual freestyle events by touching the wall first in the men' s 400m race in 3:51.08.
"I have to say that I'm not competitive yet in the 200m and 400m races in major international events," said Ji. "My focus will be on the long distance events."
NAIROBI, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) -- With no Olympics or the World Championships, Kenya's Hellen Obiri has confirmed she will make an attempt to break the women's 5,000m record in 2018.
The Kenyan long distance athlete believes she will carry one her top form to next season and take on her rivals as she seeks to write another piece of history.
In the last two seasons Derek Forbort Kings Jersey , Obiri won the 5,000m world title and was second at the Rio Olympics.
"I have always thought about setting the world record. But in the last two seasons, my form has been good, but there was the doubt of chasing the wrong target. Now we have no big competition apart from the Commonwealth Games coming early in April," Obiri said in Nairobi on Tuesday.
Obiri, 28, said she will consult her English manager Ricky Simms on the best race to break Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba's nine years and five months old world record time of 14 minutes and 11.15 seconds.
Dibaba Alex Iafallo Kings Jersey , 27, set the time while winning the 5,000m race in Oslo on June 6, 2008, and the only athlete who came close to breaking the record was compatriot world 5,000 silver medalist Almaza Ayana, who won Rome's Diamond League in 14:12.59 last year.
This season Mike Cammalleri Kings Jersey , Obiri ran the world fastest times in 5,000m in Shanghai clocking 14:22.47 in May and two weeks later in Rome Diamond League won in a time of 14:18.37, a Kenyan record.
Her time in Rome was ranked fifth ever best with only Dibaba, Almaz Ayana, Meseret Defar (14:12.88) and Genzebe Dibaba (14:15.41) all from Ethiopia.
"I must say 2016 was a great season and I hope to uphold the same form into the coming season," said Obiri. "Records are meant to be broken, I will take my chance and see if I can lower Dibaba's record."
However Adrian Kempe Kings Jersey , before making that attempt, Obiri will want to recapture the 3,000m world indoor title during the championships in March 1-4 in Birmingham before focusing on the Commonwealth Games due April 4-15 in Gold Coast, Australia.
Obiri won the 2011 world indoor 3,000m title in Istanbul, Turkey, settled for silver in 2014 Sopot Oscar Fantenberg Kings Jersey , Poland where Genzebe Dibaba beat her to the top spot.
She finished sixth in 1,500m at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games where the reigning Olympic and world 1,500m champion Faith Chepng'etich ruled the roost.
"I want to reclaim by indoor title before attempting the 10,000m crown at Commonwealth Games," said Obiri.
However, the Africa Senior Championships planned for August 1-5 in Assaba, Nigeria may also interest her depending on her schedule.